Nyctiprogne latifascia, FRIEDMANN, 1945

Sigurðsson, Snorri & Cracraft, Joel, 2014, Deciphering the diversity and history of New World nightjars (Aves: Caprimulgidae) using molecular phylogenetics, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170 (3), pp. 506-545: 541

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http://doi.org/ 10.1111/zoj.12109

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5311988

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scientific name

Nyctiprogne latifascia
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NYCTIPROGNE LATIFASCIA FRIEDMANN, 1945  

Definition

Previously Nyctiprogne leucopyga latifascia   . It is elevated to full species status and is the sister species of a clade that contains N. leucopyga   and N. vielliardi   .

Diagnosis

Similar to N. leucopyga   and N. vielliardi   , but noticeably larger and with much darker, more blackish plumage. There is evidence for distinct vocalizations ( Friedmann, 1945; Naka, 2012).

There is over 8% divergence in ND2 sequences and 7% divergence in CYTB between N. latifascia   and N. leucopyga   , as well as 0.7% divergence in the ACO1 I9 sequences.

Comments

Genetic evidence in this study shows that N. leucopyga   is non-monophyletic because some subspecies are more closely related to N. vielliardi   than to N. leucopyga latifascia   ( Fig. 6 View Figure 6 ). This, along with morphological characters and observations on the vocalizations, supports recognizing two phylogenetic species: N. latifascia   and N. leucopyga   ( Fig 8 View Figure 8 ).